SDA SRS 2 - Fully upgraded - Michigan

Rex81
Rex81 Posts: 193
edited February 2017 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
Selling my fully upgraded Polk SDA SRS 2 speakers in excellent condition, overall 8 out of 10. These were my babies, but I'm moving and can't take them with me.

Pick up in Lansing, Michigan.

Upgrades:
-fully recapped crossovers with Dayton 5% in the sub and low pass, Dayton 1% in the high pass.
-Polk RDO-194 tweeters
-SpeakOn 12 ga interconnect cable
-upgraded binding posts
-Loctite applied to drivers
-New Armacell driver gaskets
-Dynamated drivers
-Hurricane nuts installed

$700 obo

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  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,365
    Very nice condition. GLWYS and with the new home. Peace. D
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  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    Sweet deal on these Rex,agree with the others, wish I was closer. :) Hey la2vegas, the west coast (especially San Fran. area) usually has a lot of vintage SDA/SRS series speaks. ;) GLWTS sir!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,509
    could one still use Larry's rings after the hurricane nuts?
    These are very tempting
  • Dawgfish
    Dawgfish Posts: 2,554
    Man if I were closer these would be mine!
  • sbb2112
    sbb2112 Posts: 131
    I don't see the grills but assume you have them. Were these pin/blade or blade/blade as far as the wiring of the crossovers?
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  • Rex81
    Rex81 Posts: 193
    Yes, the grills are in near perfect shape. Can kind of see them on the last picture.

    These are 1986 blade/blade, now converted to speakOn.
  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    could one still use Larry's rings after the hurricane nuts?
    These are very tempting

    Yes, mine had hurricanes and I installed Larry's rings.
  • Here's the shop that bought mine for $600. He drove 500 miles round trip to pick them up. I wouldn't be surprised if he wanted another pair.

    http://waybackgr.com/#used-equipment
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,470
    Must. Resist. Temptation.

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,371
    I see that guy's jacked the price up there pretty good.
  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    These are my favorite model of SDA speakers and your's look great.
  • dromunds wrote: »
    I see that guy's jacked the price up there pretty good.

    Yes, he did. I'm sure it's negotiable.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,611
  • I have SDA 2Bs that I recapped with Sonicap & Axon, replaced the inductor with Erse, Dynamat, Speakon, etc. How big a difference would these be? Powered by NAD 3400.
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,554
    How big is your room?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    Excellent question by Nightfall. I own a pair of the SDA/SRS 2's p/b , run them in a room about 20'x20'x8'. They require a good size room for sure. These big boys really open up to another level with an amp capable over 250 watts rms per channel.
  • Rex81
    Rex81 Posts: 193
    I actually owned SDA 2Bs and upgraded to these. And my room isn't big. 22x12x8. I initially upgraded to original SRS but they were just too big. They pressurized the room. Then I settled on the SRS 2 and they were just right. They just sound bigger than the 2Bs. Some might say they were a little big for my room, but if you pull them off the wall a bit, you're able to tame the bass nicely. I loved them dearly. I just can't use them in my new space.

    Oh, and I've run them on all sorts of amps, all the way up to 525 wpc, and I must say, they sound their absolute best on my 1962 Fisher 800-B, and that's good for a whopping 18 wpc! They're actually very efficient speakers so really don't require more than a few watts. The amp just needs a nice fat transformer on board to push current through those crossovers.
  • MMMmm. doable. 3 hr 35 minutes one way...
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,371
    Your comment on "nice fat transformer on board to push current" rings so true.
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 795
    If i didnt already have plans on picking up a set of 1.2tls next weekend, i would drive up to Michigan and snatch these up.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,901
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Plans to pick up 1.2tl's next weekend? When were you planning to let us know about this?

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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,216
    I would take these for sure if you were closer. I'm looking for a second system setup and these would remind me of what I had. Good luck with the sale.
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  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 795
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Plans to pick up 1.2tl's next weekend? When were you planning to let us know about this?

    I didn't want to jinx myself to be honest lol...worked out a deal with someone on another audio site who was looking to part with a pair. Only one person here knew about it because i pm'ed him to ask for advise, and that would be @F1nut

    But don't worry, once i get them in my possession i will start a new thread about them. They need a little work so I'm sure i will be asking for advise from members here.

    Sorry for the off topic thread derail
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,666
    Are you getting skinnidog's pair Gerres?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,509
    Are you getting skinnidog's pair Gerres?

    that sounds like a don't ask don't tell situation :p
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,666
    Lol; Very well could be...... I know I don't breathe a word of my pending deals either
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 795
    Are you getting skinnidog's pair Gerres?

    No, Skinnidog and i couldn't some to an agreement and its no fault to him. His asking price was fair and his 1.2's seemed to be perfect condition. I actually was going to try to save up some more cash to reach his asking price but then anothet member pm'd me with a set of 1.2tls for sale and i had to jump on them even though they need a little work cosmetically.(some stains on the top of the cabs and he said the grill cloth isn't in the best shape)

    Like i said, once i pick them up i will assess what shape they are in and ask you guys for some tips on the fixes im sure. I have a long drive ahead of me next weekend but I already have my 1c's sold so i can't wait to get these 1.2tls home and give them a listen.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,554
    I've learned it's never a good idea to sell the thing you're replacing until after you've lived with the new thing and are certain it's for you.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 795
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I've learned it's never a good idea to sell the thing you're replacing until after you've lived with the new thing and are certain it's for you.

    I normally agree, but i also dont mind taking a chance on something especially if i can come out ahead if i dont like the "upgrade".
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,666
    If you've got the room for them, proper set up and good electronics behind them you're going to love them Gerres. Good luck to you